Events, Events16.11.2016 Editor
Both the hearings of the Monsanto Tribunal and the parallel People’s Assembly were a great success. The victims are very happy that their voices have been heard, media coverage was positive especially in France and Germany.
Events, Events15.11.2016 Karin Heinze
Ukraine is an important source of organic raw materials. Even after irregularities in recent years, some of a serious nature, nothing has changed regarding Ukraine as a sourcing country. There is potential and the new Ministry of Agriculture is working on closing gaps in the organic legislation, supporting organic farms and creating a corresponding infrastructure. However, many people feel the guidelines of the EU Commission are a hindrance to trade. The guidelines were issued as a reaction to the scandals and apply until at least the end of this year. The two-day conference “Sourcing Organic from Ukraine” was conducive to constructive dialogue between representatives from Ukraine and representatives from politics and control organisations, importers and processors. (Video interviews)
Events, Events08.11.2016 Editor
IFOAM – Organics International is attending the COP22 climate talks to speak out on behalf of the organic food and farming community and to raise awareness of the urgent need to make organic agriculture part of a climate change solution.
Events, Events28.10.2016 Editor
The registration for the 19th Organic World Congress is open. It will take place in November 2017 in Delhi, India. People and organisations who would like to present at the 19th OWC, have time until 30 November 2016 to submit a paper.
Events, Events23.10.2016 Karin Heinze
The Monsanto Tribunal was held in the middle of October in The Hague. A panel of five prestigious judges listened to witnesses from all over the world. Lawyers, farmers, mothers, health experts and scientists made serious accusations against the American chemicals and seed corporation Monsanto. The aim is to incorporate ecocide into international law. The People´s Assembly, that was held in parallel to the Tribunal, has already “condemned“ Monsanto (watch the videos). More reports from The Hague.
Events, Events20.10.2016 Editor
Monsanto and the Poison Cartel are guilty of crimes against our planet and humanity. This is the verdict from the People’s Assembly organized in the Hague alongside the Monsanto Tribunal.
Events, Events18.10.2016 Karin Heinze
Tribunals are being launched because of serious crimes to accuse and punish crimes against humanity. The Monsanto Tribunal and the People's Assembly has taken place in The Hague from 14 to 16 October. Our blog gives details of the event.
Events, Events18.10.2016 Karin Heinze
André Leu is President of IFOAM Organics International. At the People´s Assembly and Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague October 14 - 16, 2016 we asked him about his expectations of the event and the possible perspectives for the future.
Events, Events13.10.2016 Editor
Organic Livestyle Expo OLE is a trade fair organized on the concept of B2B2C which connects producers and distributors with consumers and other stakeholders.
Events, Events13.10.2016 Editor
Tribunals are being launched because of serious crimes to accuse and punish crimes against humanity. The Monsanto Tribunal and the People's Assembly will take place in The Hague from 14 to 16 October.
Events, Events08.10.2016 Editor
Over 800 organizations from around the world are supporting and participating in this process while over 100 people's assemblies and tribunals are being held across the world.
Events, Events29.09.2016 Editor
Unilever’s purchase of Seventh Generation is the latest in a series of green acquisitions. Organic Monitor predicts the trend to continue as large multinationals look to build a foothold in sustainable product industries.
Events, Events23.09.2016 Editor
On Thursday September 22nd the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) ‘People4soil’, is launched at ‘Terra Madre’, the global Slow Food event on good, clean and fair food in Turin, Italy. The minimum target is to gather one million signatures.
Events, Events22.09.2016 Editor
From 14 to 16 October 2016 the Monsanto Tribunal will be held in the Hague. In a video, the environmental activist Dr. Vandana Shiva appeals to people all over the world to get involved, and she explains the background to her call for action.
Events, Events20.09.2016 Editor
The twelfth BioFach America Latina - Bio Brazil Fair registered a record number of visitors: 19,051 international visitors attended the double trade fair and sought information from 117 purely organic exhibitors about the latest products and services the sector has to offer.
Events, Events14.09.2016 Editor
Compared to the previous year, the German market for organic cosmetics has grown in the first six months by 4 %.
Events, Events08.09.2016 Editor
The registration for this year’s Organic Innovation Day are to open shortly, so keep an eye on the TP Organics' website.
Events, Events02.09.2016 Editor
The International Exhibition for Organic and Natural Products SANA takes place from 9th - 12th September in Bologna Italy.
Events, Events26.08.2016 Redaktion
In the last few years, Ukraine has developed to one oft he most important suppliers of organic products and also offers competitive prices. But importers have to keep certain problems in mind, when buying goods from Ukraine.
Events, Events24.08.2016 Redaktion
The next British Permaculture Convergence will take place from the 2nd to the 4th of September 2016.
Events, Events23.08.2016 Karin Heinze
Tribunals are set up to deal with serious crimes, to indict people guilty of crimes against humanity and to punish them. In the middle of October the Monsanto Tribunal will be held in The Hague. For three days, this symbolic citizens' court will hear plaintiffs from all over the world present a summary of the offences committed by Monsanto. The aim is to get the criminal offence of ecocide recognised in international law.Taking place in parallel, the People´s Assembly will work on devising strategies and concepts for conserving resources and ensuring a viable future.
Events, Events16.08.2016 Karin Heinze
The first quarter of 2016 the market registered growth of roughly 10 %. Together with the turnover of nature-based cosmetics, natural cosmetics have achieved a market share of around 15 %, i.e. turnover of approximately two billion euros. A super result in view of the saturated cosmetics market. Looking at these figures, it's important to note that long-term commitment by the companies pays off, not only in financial terms but also in physical growth. We talked with natural & organic cosmetics expert Elfriede Dambacher about developments, concepts and the future.
Events, Events11.08.2016 Editor
Together, the IFOAM Organics International, Navdanya, Organic Consumers Association, Biovision and many more are organizing The People’s Assembly as well as The Monsanto Tribunal, 14 -16 October 2016 in The Hague, Netherlands.
Events, Events10.08.2016 Editor
Innovation is crucial for the development of the organic sector. By launching a Call for Innovations, TP Organics invites farmers, researchers and companies from the organic and other sectors to propose innovative solutions.
Events, Events01.08.2016 Editor
The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Dr. Vandana Shiva calls to action and explains the background.